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When I Ran Out of Birth Control in Iran

(615) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 2:18 PM

I recently had to extend my trip to Iran and ran out of birth control. No biggie, I thought, contraceptive pills are easily found in pharmacies throughout the country and you don't even need a prescription. I walked into a pharmacy in Tehran two nights ago, showed the pharmacist my...

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Devouring their Own: The Basij in the Islamlic Republic

(11) Comments | Posted August 21, 2009 | 9:03 AM

Amir Hosseini* heeded Ayatollah Khomeini's call to defend nation and revolution when Iraq invaded Iran on September 22, 1980. He found his way to the neighborhood Basij headquarters and volunteered to head to the war front as a seventeen-year-old. The Basij was created shortly after the Iranian Revolution of 1979,...

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